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Wheat harvest shatters previous yield records

Linkert Wheat

More than 50 percent of varieties grown developed at University of Minnesota.

Game to benefit hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

A large crowd at the Maturi Pavilion

The men’s basketball team will host an exhibition game Nov. 5 in Maturi Pavilion, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Biology exams can put female students at a disadvantage, researchers find

Journalism students

A new study suggests that women are more heavily influenced than men by test anxiety.

A New Way to Measure Photosynthesis

ecological gradients

Thanks to NASA and the U, scientists have a new way to measure the plant canopy for productivity. 

UMN Experts: Opioid addiction crisis is a public health emergency

U researchers on opioid crisis

UMN experts give tangible examples of how awareness and funding could prompt action, turn the tide on opioid addiction.

U of M to hold MN Sparks event on Rochester campus

A doctor writing on a clipboard

The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

“I think I can” is key to closing achievement gap in biology education

Students in lab

Study finds group learning, active participation give students self-confidence needed to shine in classroom.

Nutritious U

Rebecca Leighton

What started as a class project turned into a passion--and a job.

A new look at freshwater sponges in Minnesota

Steven Gonzalez holds a freshwater sponge in the lab.

Faculty and students at the U of M Crookston are studying freshwater sponges and how they correlate to the health of Minnesota’s waters. 

Pioneering pathologist wins coveted award

Dr. Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams with a skull.

Alum Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams pioneered the field of pediatric neuropathology.

Nitrous oxide emissions may get worse as climate warms

tall tower

New research from the U shows nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas, may get worse as the climate warms.

Technological Leadership Institute Presents: Cyber Security Summit 2017

Annual two-day conference draws nationally-renowned experts to improve the state of cybersecurity.